paleo almond butter cups

Gotta Chop Paleo Almond Butter Cups Recipe

If you are like me, you love a yummy chocolaty treat every once in awhile, and boy do I love almond butter cups! They are so creamy and chocolaty and just melt in your mouth.  Before I went Paleo I used to be addicted to peanut butter cups. They were definitely a weakness of mine. I couldn’t stop until I ate almost the whole bag. I paid for that with skyrocketing blood sugar soars up into the 400’s mg/dl. I would feel so sick and be so sleepy I would be in bed the rest of the day trying to recover. High blood sugar is so hard on our bodies, read more here

Well, I finally found a solution– My Gotta Chop Paleo Almond Butter Cups!.  Eating a Paleo diet has definitely saved my life, and probably my FEET.  Being diabetic, nerve damage and poor blood circulation from high blood sugar is one of the reasons so many diabetics loose their feet and legs.  I don’t want to be one of those people, so I decided to take control of my life again and start eating a clean healthy diet.

The reason that I made almond butter cups instead of peanut butter cups is because peanuts are not a Paleo friendly food.  Peanuts are not nuts, but they are legumes and they contain phytic acid, lectin, and aflatoxins. Also, so many people have peanut allergies and problems with digesting them.

The Gotta Chop Paleo Almond Butter Cups Recipe contains organic and more healthy ingredients than those over-processed store bought candies with all their needless chemicals and they taste great too.

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Gotta Chop Paleo Almond Butter Cups Recipe
These Paleo friendly almond butter cups just contain a few simple ingredients and are easy to make. Always try to use organic ingredients when possible. Store the candies in a air-tight container in the refrigerator. They tend to melt if left out of the refrigerator for extended periods of time; and I just love chilled chocolates anyway.
paleo almond butter cups
Course dessert, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
mini cups
Ingredients
Almond butter filling
Chocolate shell
  • 1+ 1/4 cups chocolate chuncks Enjoy Life Chocolate chunks that are dairy, soy, and nut free
  • 1-2 tbsp butter unsalted organic
  • 1 tbsp almond butter heaping tbsp- makes the choc creamier
Course dessert, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
mini cups
Ingredients
Almond butter filling
Chocolate shell
  • 1+ 1/4 cups chocolate chuncks Enjoy Life Chocolate chunks that are dairy, soy, and nut free
  • 1-2 tbsp butter unsalted organic
  • 1 tbsp almond butter heaping tbsp- makes the choc creamier
paleo almond butter cups
Instructions
Almond butter filling
  1. Put almond butter in a medium sized mixing bowl.
    cup of almond butter
  2. Melt butter in another bowl and then add the coconut sugar, salt, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well.
  3. Add the butter mixture to the bowl of almond butter and mix until well blended and smooth. Set bowl aside.
    mix almond butter mixture
Chocolate shell
  1. In a small mixing bowl melt your chocolate chunks and butter. Stir until smooth. Now add your extra heaping tbsp of a almond butter to chocolate mixture. (This is not from your bowl of almond butter filling, but from the jar of almond butter) Mix well until smooth. Set bowl aside.
    melted chocolate mix
Making the candy
  1. Add mini muffin cups to a mini muffin pan. This will help the candy to hold its shape.
    add cups to mini muffin pan
  2. Take your bowl of the melted chocolate shell mixture and using a small spoon drizzle about a tsp of the chocolate into the bottom of the cups. You can roll the cup around in your hand to coat the sides with chocolate if you want to, but I find when I add the almond butter it makes the chocolate kinda go up the sides of the cup, so I don't worry about it. But if you want to take the time and make them extra fancy you can.
    drizzle chocolate into cups
  3. Now take your bowl of almond butter filling and add a spoonful of the filling to your mini muffin cup liner. You want to fill the cup about 3/4 of the way full, leaving room for a layer of the chocolate mix on top. Take your spoon and smooth the tops of the almond butter filling.
    adding the almond butter filling
  4. Get your bowl of chocolate again and spoon a tsp of the chocolate on top of the almond butter filling. Smoothing out the top with your spoon.
    add chocolate to the top
  5. Put your tray of candy into the freezer for about 20 minutes until the candy is firm. When the candy is firm take them out and put them into a air-tight or covered container and put them into the refrigerator to store. I always have to try one or maybe two... but after they sit in the fridge over night they are perfect. Enjoy!
    chill in freezer
Recipe Notes

If you want to make these Vegan, you could omit the butter and add coconut oil instead. The coconut oil gives them a bit of a coconut flavor, but I find that little coconut flavor to be yummy too.a big biteI hope you and your family enjoy these Gotta Chop Almond Butter Cups as much as we do. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon here and it was a fun little project for my daughter and me to do together.  We had fun making them and a lot of fun eating them!
finished cups

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16 thoughts on “Gotta Chop Paleo Almond Butter Cups Recipe”

  1. Oh my goodness Maggie! You have totally outdone yourself with this recipe. I cannot wait to try these. This would be a perfect addition to my holiday sweet treats. Great post!! Love it 🙂

    1. I have to admit I am pretty excited about this recipe 😀 You know when you first start a new way of eating, like I eat Paleo now, the first thing you think about is what can I eat during the holidays. I am so excited that I am coming up with delicious treats that are a perfect replacement for all those unhealthy sugary treats that we all eat way to much of during the holidays.

  2. My Husband is a Diabetic He would really enjoy these.. I know I would too! Love Chocolate! They look and sound delicious! Thankyou for sharing. I also pinned this recipe!

    1. Thank you Cathy for Pinning my recipe 😀 I think your husband would love these and they don’t seem to raise my blood sugar up too high either, which is a good thing!

  3. These look amazing! I think I’ll add this to my list of things to make at Christmas! My Christmas baking is not usually very paleo friendly ( :/ ) BUT this would be a simple change!

    1. Thank you Sarah 😀 I am adding them to my Christmas goodie list too. This will be my first Paleo Christmas and I am very excited! Eating healthy is not as hard as I expected. I am working on a brownie recipe with raw cacao powder and I hope to add it in a few days… keep an eye out.

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